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    8-bit Orchid Sound Producer

    I'm really not into sound cards but while having a tidy up i dug out my stash of sound cards, Mostly 16-bit creative, A 16-bit Media Vision. A 16-bit Ensoniq that i pulled out of an old Gateway years...
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    I'm sure there is people here that have the...

    I'm sure there is people here that have the experience and knowledge of how to fix PSU's, The problem is trying to fix them " Long distance ", A multitude of things can go wrong in a PSU and not show...
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    I've used the 3c509B in my XT before just for the...

    I've used the 3c509B in my XT before just for the boot rom socket, But i had to set the card up in a AT first so it would work in the 8-bit slot of the XT as jafir said.
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    Can you put the SD card in a USB adapter and use...

    Can you put the SD card in a USB adapter and use another PC to wipe it, Zero out the SD card and put it back in the laptop and try Win 98 again.
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    Partitioning / Formatting a card on a different...

    Partitioning / Formatting a card on a different computer other than the one you intend to use the card in don't always work, I'd start again with a wiped clean card. Try WipeDisk, Put it on a DOS...
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    In DOS / Windoze i have used the Copy command, ...

    In DOS / Windoze i have used the Copy command, " Copy /b Filename.ext +,, " without the quotes, to change a file's date / time to current date / time,...
  7. Search for " Flexible Flat Cable " on ebah or...

    Search for " Flexible Flat Cable " on ebah or google it, I hate those type of cables, Had lots fail years ago in old laptops, They tend to go brittle with heat and age.
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    I don't recall having one of those boards, It...

    I don't recall having one of those boards, It might be normal when power is first applied for a self test to run then drop into standby, One thought comes too mind have you removed the battery and...
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    On some systems when power is first applied, ie:...

    On some systems when power is first applied, ie: from the wall socket, It will run through a short self test of some internals, Hence the fans starting, Led's blinking, And then go into standby mode,...
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    Some meters display a 1 for "Out of range" and /...

    Some meters display a 1 for "Out of range" and / or "Open circuit" Check the manual for your meter.
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    Your +12v line looks too high at +13.70v, I'd...

    Your +12v line looks too high at +13.70v, I'd double check that measurement, Did you measure for shorts on the board as per Modem7's site. Edit: I should read the thread properly, I see you did.

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  12. Thread: Ibm 5153 crt

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    I don't recall ever a list of compatible tubes...

    I don't recall ever a list of compatible tubes for these 5153's, The one's i've seen have had the Toshiba tubes in them IIRC, If by some miracle there is a stash of NOS tubes out there somewhere...
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    It's a standard 2.5" laptop hard drive inside the...

    It's a standard 2.5" laptop hard drive inside the casing, That " connection 'slot' " you see is an adapter that fits on the hard drive, You need to remove the drive from the casing / Remove the...
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    Looks like a HDD pack for a Toshiba Tecra 8000,...

    Looks like a HDD pack for a Toshiba Tecra 8000, Remove the Hard drive from the Pack, IIRC 6 screws, 2 each side and 2 at the connector end, It's just a 2.5" laptop hard drive, probably Toshiba if...
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    That's exactly what i've been doing for years and...

    That's exactly what i've been doing for years and never really had a problem with damage, I don't have the room for much shelving, I keep them in anti static bags and most are in bubble wrap as...
  16. Thread: Erasing UV EPROMs

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    I doubt it, But then i've never seen one either, ...

    I doubt it, But then i've never seen one either, The old eproms i was referring to were mainly old Intel and AMD 27256, In the software for my EMP20 there are 3 programming algorithms for either the...
  17. Thread: Erasing UV EPROMs

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    Mine is an old RS 424-254 model with a timer that...

    Mine is an old RS 424-254 model with a timer that goes to one hour, With some old eproms i've had issues where for example: After erasing them i put them in my newer GQ 4x programmer i bought new...
  18. Thread: Erasing UV EPROMs

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    Generally i find 10 -20 minutes is usually long...

    Generally i find 10 -20 minutes is usually long enough, Make sure the window is clean, Some i found can be a bit stubborn and required another erase for a longer period, I've read that they can be...
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    I pulled out a 5170 type 1 Mobo with 256k onboard...

    I pulled out a 5170 type 1 Mobo with 256k onboard and original BIOS ROMS 1/10/84, I used XUB R602 and tested with my XT-IDE R2 and R4 cards and I also tested with my 16-Bit IDE / Floppy controllers ...
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    I have used Mike Brutmans DSKIMAGE utility to...

    I have used Mike Brutmans DSKIMAGE utility to write "WinImage" .img files to floppy many times before, YMMV depending on the version of Winimage that was used, I haven't actually used the WinImage...
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    I've found most USB floppy drives that i tried...

    I've found most USB floppy drives that i tried over the years have had problems writing etc, I use Mike Brutman's DSKIMAGE with DOS 6.22, Works fine for me.
  22. I'm getting a "403 Forbidden" on those links

    I'm getting a "403 Forbidden" on those links
  23. Thread: RTC for IBM 5160

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    Not really modern but one option that doesn't...

    Not really modern but one option that doesn't take up a slot is on Modem7's site Adding a DS1216E Real-Time Clock (RTC) Module, I have a non IBM Floppy controller with RTC in my 5160.
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    Yes correct, My 5162 is working well with the...

    Yes correct, My 5162 is working well with the Original IBM 5162 BIOS, XUB R602 and 16-bit IDE / Floppy controller, I'll be keeping the Original IBM Bios in from now on. I have not tested the same in...
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    I tested my XT-IDE R2 and R4 cards in my 5162...

    I tested my XT-IDE R2 and R4 cards in my 5162 with XUB R602 and the original IBM 5162 BIOS, After much faffing about it was a Total FAILURE.

    The IBM 5162 Bios expects to see a * compatible * IDE /...
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